The U.S. Postal Service observes 11 official holidays annually, including Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Post offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, and the Postal Service will not deliver regular mail or packages.
Here are the Postal Service holidays for 2022:
- New Year’s Day: Saturday, Jan. 1
- Martin Luther King Jr. birthday: Monday, Jan. 17
- Presidents’ Day: Monday, Feb. 21
- Memorial Day: Monday, May 30
- Juneteenth National Independence Day: Monday, June 20 (observed because June 19, the date of the newest federal holiday, falls on a Sunday)
- Independence Day: Monday, July 4
- Labor Day: Monday, Sept. 5
- Columbus Day: Monday, Oct. 10
- Veterans Day: Friday, Nov. 11
- Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 24
- Christmas: Monday, Dec. 26 (observed because Dec. 25 falls on a Sunday)
While brick-and-mortar facilities are closed, some post office services are available online 24/7, including on holidays. With a USPS.com account, you can order stamps, print shipping labels, order boxes and other mail supplies, and request package pickups.
Stamps are also sold at most major supermarkets, pharmacies and office supply stores, which are open on some federal holidays.
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FedEx and UPS holidays
Other major delivery companies set their own schedules and operate partially or in full on some federal holidays. Most FedEx and UPS services will operate normally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and their retail locations will be open.
Postal delivery is considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Post offices continue to operate on regular working days, with accommodations for physical distancing, although opening hours at some locations may be affected by employee availability. Use the Postal Service's online locator or call 800-ASK-USPS (800-275-8777) to check on your local post office.